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Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

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Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman Award to benefit teachers who have inspired their former students to make a significant contribution to society. The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” Alternatively, the academic faculty member must have inspired their former students to “establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.”
Application deadlinesNomination application packages must be submitted via email by July 15 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Contact informationElizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Trustee
Philanthropic Services
MAC G0141-041
100 Terminus Building
3280 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30305
Program areasEducation
Public/society benefit
States servedAll
Geographic limitationsUnited States only
Types of supportAward recipients will receive $25,000 as a one-time award to be used at their sole discretion (taxable income).
Population servedOnly United States citizens or permanent resident aliens are eligible.
TrusteesWells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Committee membersDr. Andrew Davidson, Columbia University
Dr. Ruth Lindeborg, Bryn Mawr College
Dr. Melba Vasquez, American Psychological Association
Phyllis Silverstein, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Kimberly Pruett, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Secretary)
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The information on this page is a summary only and may not reflect all or the latest applicable terms and conditions related to application and disposition of this Foundation's grant(s). In the event the information contained on this page differs from the Foundation's governing instrument, the governing instrument shall control.
Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC

Nomination application requirements

  • Awards will be made in the United States only. Only United States citizens or permanent resident aliens are eligible.
  • Award recipients must be current or former teachers, professors, or instructors at a college, university, junior college, community college, or technical school located in the United States. Preference will be given to educators who teach or who taught in the fields of psychology, medicine, or law.
  • Award recipients must have inspired a former student who attended his or her class to either:
    • Create an organization that has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large; or
    • Establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.
  • Anyone may submit a Nomination Application Package.
  • The trust's Advisory Committee reviews Nomination Application Packages and makes award decisions.

Nomination application package

The Nomination Application Package must be submitted electronically via email to grantadministration@wellsfargo.com. The subject of the email should be "Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Nomination Application Package." No faxed or mailed packages will be accepted. Also, please note that your email message will not be shared with the Advisory Committee. An optional cover letter may be included in the Nomination Application Package.

Please compile the Nomination Application Package materials into a single pdf file, if possible, using the following naming convention: Nominee Last Name-Nominator Last Name, e.g. Smith-Jones. If multiple files are attached, please name as Nominee Last Name-Nominator Last Name with the corresponding number from the below list, e.g. Smith-Jones-1, Smith-Jones-2, etc.

The Nomination Application Package must include the following:

  1. The Nomination Application Form. Each form must be typed, completed in its entirety, signed, and dated. No handwritten forms will be accepted.
  2. Former student's personal narrative (2 parts)
    • Part 1: Please include a detailed explanation of how the nominee was the inspiration for the former student's organization, concept, procedure, or movement.
    • Part 2: Please include details about how the organization, concept, procedure, or movement has benefited the community at large, how it established long-term change, and how it continues to make a positive impact. (2 page limit, typed, double spaced, signed)
  3. One (1) letter from an individual who supports, has benefited from or who has been personally impacted by the former student's organization, concept, procedure, or movement. (1 page, typed, double spaced, signed)
  4. One (1) piece of supporting material about the former student's organization, concept, procedure, or movement. Picture files, links to website pages, brochures, fact sheets and other materials are permissible. Please DO NOT submit videos, DVDs, CDs, disks, flash drives, or other electronic media.

Nomination deadline

The Nomination Application Package must be submitted via email by July 15 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC

About the Foundation

The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust was established in 2008 under the Will of Gail McKnight Beckman. Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. serves as the trustee. Gail McKnight Beckman created the award in memory of her mother, Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman. Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman was an educator, a renowned author, and a pioneer in the field of Psychology. She was one of the first female Psychology professors at Columbia University and she taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beckman authored nine books and textbooks about child and adolescent Psychology. Dr. Beckman was a champion of gender equality and an advocate for the advancement of women in academia.

A trailblazer in her own right, Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman award to benefit teachers who have inspired their former students to make a difference in their communities. The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” Or, the academic faculty member must have inspired their former students to “establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.”

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Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC